Sleeping beauty's Castle and Maleficent under the castle:
Unlike Disneyworld and Disneyland CA, you can go into the castle and explore the sleeping beauty story. Under the castle, there is a dragon. It's pretty cool check it out!
•If there's a particular character you want to meet, it is essential to check and see what hours they are working since some characters usually do early and also check where there's meeting point is. Check the hours on the app!
•Usually, meeting Mickey Mouse's wait time is 70 minutes and could get up to 100 minutes, so if it's important for you, I would get in line early in the morning or later in the evening.
•For those arriving at the park around Halloween- Mickey is standing near Phantom Manor dressed in a Haunted Mansion outfit since they just reopened Phantom Manor in Feb 2019. Check it out. Better than regular mickey and less of a wait!!!!! Just know - He's there only until 16:00, so make sure to get there before.
•Princess Pavilion - The spot for meeting the princess' is right next to It's a small world ride. Do know that the average wait time is 100 minutes!
•Starport - Next to Hyperspace mountain has Darth Vader it's about a 40-minute wait.
There were a few rides that surprised us! They were so much better than Disneyland California and Disneyworld. Such as Peter Pan, Pirates on the Caribbean & It's a small world. Phantom Manor was creepier in a good way & Hyperspace mountain was star wars themes and so epic! There were even a few loops, and it was just AWESOME! For you thrill-seekers, you're going to want to do it twice! We rank the rides from 1-5 and wrote estimated wait times for rides click here for more!
If you didn't know - Disney parks are expensive! Yes, Even the food. a tiny pizza, salad, drink and ice cream cost 16€ The food in the park disappointed us. In the US, food is a big part of the Disney experience. I read online that they have Dole Whip, but they don't. We looked! We were very frustrated since no one warned us that even though the park closes at 11:00 p.m., the stores and kiosks with food and snacks close at 20:00-21:00!!!! We found ourselves looking for food. It was very upsetting.
The park has coolers all around. Bring a water bottle and fill them up to save more money on buying water.
Stars on Parade:
In the summer, the parade is at 17:30 but always check to see what time it is. Usually, our favorite spot is near Casey’s so we can see the castle behind while we watch the parade. But we arrived at 17:00, and all the good spots were taken, but we were still able to get a seat with no one behind us.
In the summer, the show is at 23:00 (the hour that it says the park closes) usually, in the other parks, we get a spot an hour before the show, but in Paris, we went around the castle area 3 hours before the light show and saw that people were already catching a spot! It was nuts. By this time, we had already done every single ride in the park, but we wanted to do a few for our second time, so we did a few rides and decided to catch a spot 1.5 hours before the show.
Best spot for Illumination Show:
The show tends to get crowded. Everyone is taking photos and holding phones up above, and people shove. Some people come at night to the park just for the Illumination show since they are staying in a Disney hotel, and it's free entrance for them. That is why my tip is a good one- We learned that the best place to get is a spot where no one could be in front of you! This means you need a bar in front like one in the one near the Central Plaza plants.
After the Illumination show, everyone is running to get out of the park they are tired and want to return to the hotels... This is an opportunity to get fantastic photos of the castle at night when no one is around! No filter!!!